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Colorado Army National Guard Leaders attend Fort Barfoot redesignation ceremony, keep Colorado Infantry regiment legacy alive
April 13, 2023
New entrance to Fort Barfoot

Biathlon team finishes season at 2023 National Guard Championships
March 27, 2023
Team Colorado at the 2023 Chief, National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships award ceremony. Front row (left to right): U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Lindsey Lopez, Headquarters Detachment, Joint Force Headquarters-Colorado, Staff Sgt. Lisl Lefevre, 3650th Maintenance Company, Sgt. Jacob Coogan, 3650th Maintenance Company, Lt. Col. Chip Hahn, U.S. Northern Command Mobilization Command.  Back Row (left to right): U.S. Army Sgt. William Felts, Company B, 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry (Mountain), Sgt. Sage Hamilton, Company D, 572nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, Sgt. Joshua Drews, Company C, 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry (Mountain), Lt. Col. Jason Little Owl, Headquarters - Headquarters Detachment, Joint Force Headquarters - Colorado. (Photo courtesy National Guard Bureau)

Colorado Air National Guard members save lives during arctic blast
February 14, 2023
Colorado National Guard Command Senior Enlisted Leader U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Perry presents a coin of excellence to U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Diego Sigala for appreciation of the life-saving measures that he performed while supporting operation Arctic Blast, Dec. 21, 2022. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis authorized the activation of up to 100 CONG members to assist the state emergency operations center with extreme cold weather support in response to a winter storm with temperatures expected to hit -10 degrees Fahrenheit. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Absher)

Colorado National Guard Biathlon Team competes in National Guard race
February 2, 2023
The Colorado National Guard Biathlon Team at the Casper Mountain Biathlon Range, Casper, Wyoming, Jan. 13-15, 2023. The team has experienced and novice CONG members (from left) U.S. Army Sgt. Sage Hamilton, Company D, 572nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, Staff Sgt. Lisl Lefevre, 3650th Maintenance Company, Capt. Bailey Bullock, 217th Space Support Company, Sgt. William Felts Company B, 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry (Mountain), Sgt. Joshua Drews, Company C, 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry (Mountain), Spc. Zachary Schmid, C/1-157IN, 2nd Lt. Alexis Tousignant, D/572BEB, and Lt. Col. Chip Hahn, U.S. Northern Command, Mobilization Command.

Colorado Air National Guard colonel to promote to brigadier general
January 6, 2023
Chief of Staff-Air U.S. Air Force Col. Michael J. Bruno is promoting to the rank of brigadier general.  The ceremony will be held at Buckley Space Force Base, Jan. 7, 2023. Bruno previously served as chief of joint staff in the Colorado National Guard and held many notable positions in the 140th Wing and 233rd Space Group.  Bruno also serves as the full-time deputy executive director for the Colorado Department of Military and Veteran Affairs in his civilan capacity. (Photo Courtesy of Colorado Air National Guard)

Colorado National Guard belonging initiative drives employee awareness
January 5, 2023
Taylor Duffy, Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs chief diversity officer (left), and Alphonso Sanders, state equal employment manager for the Colorado National Guard, are key advisors and managers of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the CONG and DMVA. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph K VonNida)

Colorado National Guard activated for arctic blast, assist civil authorities at warming centers
January 4, 2023
Members of the Colorado Air National Guard direct people seeking shelter at a warming center at the Denver Coliseum, Denver, Dec. 21, 2022. Gov. Jared Polis authorized the activation of up to 100 Colorado National Guard troops to assist the state emergency operations center with extreme cold weather support in response to a winter storm with temperatures expected to hit -50 degrees. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Joseph K. VonNida)

Colorado’s 138th Space Control Squadron pioneers new training
December 1, 2022
Members of the 138th Space Control Squadron, Colorado Air National Guard gather for a group photo at a forward operating base on Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Oct. 21, 2022. The Airmen of the 138th SPCS participated in the Neptune Falcon Exercise to test their capabilities in a contested multi-domain operation designed in preparation for real world space control missions. (U.S. Space Force Photo by Mr. Dennis Rogers)

Fort Pickett to be renamed Fort Barfoot, has Colorado National Guard connection
November 23, 2022
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty on 23 May 1944, near Carano, Italy. With his platoon heavily engaged during an assault against forces well-entrenched on commanding ground, 2d Lt. Barfoot (then TSgt.) moved off alone upon the enemy left flank. He crawled to the proximity of one machine-gun nest and made a direct hit on it with a hand grenade, killing two and wounding three Germans. He continued along the German defense line to another machine-gun emplacement, and with his tommy gun killed two and captured three soldiers. Members of another enemy machine-gun crew then abandoned their position and gave themselves up to Sgt. Barfoot. Leaving the prisoners for his support squad to pick up, he proceeded to mop up positions in the immediate area, capturing more prisoners, and bringing his total count to 17. Later that day, after he had reorganized his men and consolidated the newly captured ground, the enemy launched a fierce armored counterattack directly at his platoon positions. Securing a bazooka, Sgt. Barfoot took up an exposed position directly in front of three advancing Mark VI tanks. From a distance of 75 yards his first shot destroyed the track of the leading tank, effectively disabling it, while the other two changed direction toward the flank. As the crew of the disabled tank dismounted, Sgt. Barfoot killed three of them with his tommy gun. He continued onward into enemy terrain and destroyed a recently abandoned German fieldpiece with a demolition charge placed in the breech. While returning to his platoon position, Sgt. Barfoot, though greatly fatigued by his herculean efforts, assisted two of his seriously wounded men 1,700 yards to a position of safety. Sgt. Barfoot's extraordinary heroism, demonstration of magnificent valor, and aggressive determination in the face of point-blank fire are a perpetual inspiration to his fellow soldiers. (U.S. Army file photo)

Soldier’s desire to learn proves value in Colorado National Guard
November 9, 2022
U.S. Army Sgt. Liam Seagle, 147th Brigade Support Battalion, Colorado Army National Guard helps set up a tent during an external evaluation in Camp Rilea, Oregon, July 11, 2022. Seagle is part of the Colorado National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield explosive Enhanced Response Force Package. ExEval is a 24-36-month certification process that validates CERFP’s mission readiness and capability. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Elizabeth Clark)

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